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Introducing “Inside Star Wars”

Today I’m proud to announce the latest podcast series written, created, and presented by yours truly in conjunction with the terrific team at Wondery. It’s “Inside Star Wars,” and the first two episodes are now available in all corners of the universe and wherever else podcasts can be found. My goal here was to remind […]

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Posted in george lucas, hernan lopez, inside, inside podcast, Inside Star Wars, jeff schmidt, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, marshall lewy, Media, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, star wars, wondery

Disney and the Future of TV

Disney and the future of TV. And… Has Apple poisoned Netflix? Plus rants and raves about the fallout of Dunkin’s decision to banish “Donuts” from its name and the phenomenon of “niche-ification.” It’s episode 92 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen as we go inside media to reveal the ugly truth! Click […]

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Posted in apple, disney, donuts, dunkin, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, netflix, niche, podcast, podcasts, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, tom asacker, unplugged

Media Unplugged: Big Media will have its hands full with Netflix

Prediction: Big media will have its hands full with Netflix. And… Spotify and Gimlet and Anchor, oh my! Plus, rants and raves on “grit” and pop up service apps like Recharge (hotel-by-the-minute), Popup (ephemeral coffee shops), and Breather (on-demand private workspaces). It’s episode 91 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen as we […]

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Posted in anchor, breather, gimlet, grit, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, netflix, podcast, podcasts, popup, ramsey-blog, recharge, spotify, tom asacker, unplugged

Media Unplugged: Overpriced Shoes? A Hail Mary “Payless”

Overpriced shoes? A Hail Mary “Payless.” And… Will malls look more like…towns? Plus, rants and raves on Youtube “Superwoman” Lilly Singh, Capital One Cafe’s, and personalized celebrity videos from Cameo.com It’s episode 89 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen as we go inside media to reveal the ugly truth! Click the play […]

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Posted in cameo.com, capital one cafe, lilly singh, malls, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, payless, podcast, podcasts, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, tom asacker, youtube

Introducing a Very Special New Podcast…People Like Us: Inside Philadelphia

25 years ago HIV was a death sentence. Those living with HIV were sometimes discriminated against and often shunned. And then came Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, director Jonathan Demme, and a movie called Philadelphia. That movie and the developments in HIV treatment which followed it changed the face of HIV and AIDS in America and […]

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Posted in aids, charity, coca cola, coke, denzel washington, donation, inside, inside philadelphia, jeff schmidt, mark ramsey, people like us, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, red, tom hanks, wondery

Inside JAWS Nominated for iHeartRadio Podcast Award

Today iHeartRadio announced their first-ever podcast awards to take place before a live audience in LA next January. And I’m proud to announce that our series – Inside JAWS – has been nominated! Hooray, team! What a pleasure and an honor to be on such a short list of great series! The way the winner […]

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Posted in awards, iheartradio, Inside JAWS, jeff schmidt, mark ramsey, nomination, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, wondery

Media Unplugged: How to Blow Up Podcasting

How to blow up podcasting. And… 9 ways to innovate journalism – and media – online. Plus, rants and raves about Oscar’s new “Popular Film” category, the niche luxury brand of (wait for it) dental floss, and how 3 minutes of a podcast can generate tons of publicity for all the wrong reasons. It’s episode 86 […]

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Posted in blow up, dental floss, edison, innovation, journalism, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, oscar, podcast, podcasting, podcasts, popular film, ramsey-blog, tom asacker, tom webster, unplugged

Media Unplugged: Disney’s Mistakes are Costing Star Wars

Disney’s mistakes are costing Star Wars. And… Facebook is losing its cool among teens. Plus, rants and raves about what’s wrong with online reviews, the Onion’s desperate attacks on Facebook as their traffic sinks, and more It’s episode 85 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen as we go inside media to reveal […]

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Posted in disney, ihob, ihop, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, online ratings, podcast, podcasts, radio broadcasting, ramsey-blog, star wars, tom asacker, unplugged

Inside JAWS Tops the Apple Podcast Chart

As of this writing Inside JAWS is at #2 on Apple Podcasts. #1 in the TV/Film category. Cue proof of performance… So what are the lessons from this (beyond the notion that everybody is listening to Inside JAWS so you should, too)? There are many but I’ll boil down a few: Do great work that […]

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Introducing Inside JAWS

You’re gonna need a bigger set of earbuds. I’m proud to announce the introduction of my latest collaboration with the peerless audio genius Jeff Schmidt. It’s the story about a classic movie and its inspirations. A tale of a modest thriller that became an ordeal and then a disaster and then a phenomenon and then […]

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Posted in Audio, inside, Inside JAWS, jaws, jeff schmidt, listen, mark ramsey, podcast, podcasts, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, steven spielberg, wondery